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Emergency room sign it was initially expected that Medicaid expansions would actually reduce the number of emergency room visits, since more people would have access to health care before situations devolved into emergencies. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not that patients in the states that have expanded Medicaid suffer more emergencies; it’s that if they’re covered under Medicaid, they don’t have to worry about debt collection.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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